Adopt Boomerang (Symbolic)

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NT GSTC Adoptions

Want to stay connected and support the Georgia Sea Turtle Center? Symbolically adopting one or our rehabilitation patients is great way to continue learning about sea turtles and staying connected.  Symbolic adoptions make fantastic gifts!

Purchases made by December 15th will be mailed in time for Christmas delivery with in the contiguous United States!  

To Symbolically Adopt-a-Sea Turtle as a Gift:

If you would like to purchase a Symbolic Adoption package as a gift, please be sure to fill in the order information boxes with the Gift Recipient's information before adding to your cart. Be sure to include the gift recipient's name (as it will appear on the Adoption Certificate), their mailing address, phone number and email address. Phone numbers are utilized ONLY in need to contact for clarification of mailing or email information.  If you have any questions, contact us by email at  Please include "Adopt-a-Sea Turtle" in the subject line. 

Please provide a valid email address to ensure that you receive updates and notice of release.


Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Age: Post-Hatchling  (Hatched July 25, 2018)
Sex: Unknown
Arrival: July 30, 2018
Weight:  19.0 g / 0.67 oz 
Found: Jekyll Island, GA 
Rescued by: Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) Beach Patrol

When found:  Boomerang is a straggler hatchling found in nest 25, laid June 1, 2018 on Jekyll Island.  Straggler hatchlings are turtles unable to make it out of the nest on their own. Monitored throughout the season, the GSTC waits approximately 5 days after signs of hatchling before excavating to inventory the nest contents.  Nest inventory data is crucial for effective sea turtle population management & conservation along our coast.  This hatchling is permitted by Georgia Department of Natural Resources to be cared for by the GSTC staff serving as an education ambassador for approximately one year before being released offshore to its natural habitat (back to the wild).  

Due to Boomerang's life-stage, regretfully, guests will NOT be able to attend the release. However, we will do our very best to share photos and video.


 What’s included in the Adopt-a-Sea Turtle Package?
- Personalized Certificate of Adoption
- Letter from your turtle
- ONE 4×6 photo of your turtle
- Monthly email updates including a recent photo of your adopted turtle
- Email notice of all public GSTC release dates within the adoption period when available. (Release dates are subject to change without notice at any time.)

**Allow 2-4 weeks for processing and delivery of materials. We make every effort to provide advance notice of patient release when it becomes available.**

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